Eagle Mountain

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Eagle Mountain is the tallest point in the state of Minnesota. It rises over 300 feet above Brule Lake in the BWCA. It is a great climb for anyone who is a Reinhold Messner or himalyan veteran. I recommend snowshoeing up the mountain in the winter.

Elevation (feet): 2,301
Elevation (meters): 701
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Midwest-Great Lakes Area
State: Minnesota
Latitude: 47.8974
Longitude: -90.5601
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Duluth
Convenient Center: Grand Maris

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 9 trip reports for Eagle Mountain.

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  • Log #22066 - by Bjacobs on Sep 08, 2010
    Started out from the trailhead at about 9 AM. The trail was very rocky but easily hike-able. Nice overlook just below the actual peak were I met two other hikers taking in the view of the numerous...
  • Log #21876 - by Caj E Svensson on Feb 11, 2010
    This is a good hike in the woods and up to the top of the mountain. The view is nice. For me, this was hp #40, and the forth of six during a 2,500 mile road trip in September 2006.
  • Log #13223 - by Logan Hufford on Oct 29, 2004
    It was a scorcher that afternoon. Hot and bristling, the Minnesota sun beat down on my already flaming body. Nine-inch mosquitoes swarmed amongst the group. The not-so-distant roar of some inhumane...
  • Log #13224 - by Steve Hufford on Oct 29, 2004
    High pointing for the first time, I figure Eagle Mountain was a good way to start, being a relatively easy hike with minimal altitude gain. After spending the previous day and night in quaint...
  • Log #13225 - by John Nelson on Dec 10, 2003
    I have climbed Eagle Mountain on two occasions, from both the South side and the North side of the trail. The route from the South is fairly short and easy, with a very well defined trail. The route...
  • Log #13226 - by Steve Reisdorf on Apr 24, 2003
    Wonderful hike if you are in the north shore area. My wife and I, along with our two sons, made the round trip in about 4 hours. Just short of the summit there is an area where the trees open up and...
  • Log #13227 - by Mike Westereng on Sep 03, 2002
    If your anywhere near Grand Maria I highly recomend this easy hike. You get a fairly nice view near the top. I would recomend camping at one of the two camp sites if you had the time and spend the...
  • Log #13228 - by brent pattison on Sep 22, 2001
    great hike beautiful scenery not a hike for the inexperienced hiker i know i got a good work out.get there early because people say that minnesota is so cold boy do i have a bone to pick with them if...
  • Log #13229 - by Peter Agren on May 21, 2001
    My 8th highpoint! This is an easy half-day hike. Six miles roundtrip and only 600ft. of elevation. Took us an 1 1/2 hours to get up at a leisurely pace including a stop at Whale Lake.